Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalist Kevon Lewis of Nelchie’s Cajun Cuisine and Catering

The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalist Kevon Lewis of Nelchie’s Cajun Cuisine and Catering. Her popular Cajun food truck in Leeds is designing a food truck park in Birmingham’s City Center. Continue reading

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Meet 2018 Big Pitch finalist Tiffany Martin of Ignite Cycle

The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalist Tiffany Martin of Ignite Cycle, who is passionate about building a community to help people become their best selves, one pedal stroke at a time, at Birmingham’s only boutique cycling studio. Continue reading

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Farm to Brut IPA: Meet the scuppernong farmer behind the Proximity Series brew

The Proximity Series Scuppernong Brut IPA is on tap now at Cahaba’s taproom and will go to REV Birmingham’s Urban Food Project partner restaurants in October.  Meet Jason Powell, the farmer behind this unique brew. Continue reading

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Proving Pickwick Place: How a hidden gem in 5 Points South has transformed in 1 year

In just over a year, Five Points South’s vacancy rate has fallen from 8.1 to 3.9 percent. One big piece of that progress is Pickwick Place, a once mostly vacant property that has redefined itself as a vibrant part of the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Homemade taste and quality ingredients: Suzie Jane’s Cozy Cakes and Bars

REV’s June 2018 Woodlawn Street Market was Hawkins’ first experience selling her goods in a public setting. Up until then, Hawkins had only her instinct that there was a market in Birmingham for her cakes – and it turned out, she was right! She saw robust sales and collected encouraging customer feedback. Continue reading

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Farm-to-Dunkelweizen: Meet the blackberry farmer behind the Proximity Series brew

When Taylor Hatchet of Boozer Farms was met with Cahaba Brewing’s order for 400 pounds of blackberries, she knew it was going to be a challenge. However, that didn’t stop her from working with REV’s Urban Food Project to make the Proximity Series Blackberry Dunkelweizen possible Continue reading

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Cahaba Brewing and REV’s Urban Food Project partner on farm-to-glass seasonal brews

Each beer in the ‘Proximity Series’ will feature seasonal local produce that travels from Alabama farms to your glass. Continue reading

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Organically Yours bakery is cooking up something sweet in East Lake

Antionette Neely started reading ingredient labels in the grocery store where she worked as a young woman. Right away, she realized most of the additives were unpronounceable and synthetic. That’s when she asked herself a question: What can I do to … Continue reading

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Food entrepreneurship leads economic development progress in Woodlawn

The Birmingham community of Woodlawn has recently seen economic growth through the renovation of an existing but dilapidated building that now houses a restaurant, a bakery and a fresh produce distribution center.  Located at 5829 1st Avenue North, the joint venture between Woodlawn Foundation and REV Birmingham has allowed two Woodlawn business owners to expand their footprint to accommodate a growing demand for their respective products. Continue reading

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Brother Bryan Park to host Pop-up Dog Park & Community Movie Night Saturday, June 16

Looking for some summer fun with your pets? Come out to the “Pop-up Dog Park & Community Movie Night” on Saturday, June 16 at Brother Bryan Park. Hosted by The Five Points Alliance and Five Points South Neighborhood Association, the event is open for anybody to attend! Continue reading

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